August 29th, 2008
|02:27 pm - Oh, so that's what suffrage was about!|
"I am especially proud to say, in the week we celebrate the anniversary of women's suffrage, [she is] a devoted wife and a mother of five."
-Senator McCain, about Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin
Between 6:30 and 7:00 minutes into this video.
I didn't know suffrage was about being devoted to your husband and popping out babies. . .
Current Location: Southeast of Disorder
Current Mood: blank
Current Music: "Duke's on Sunday", -JB
I think in a lot of ways Obama was the best, most electable candidate. But I believe HE has shot the Dems in the foot with his constant run right.
There is a STRONG progressive base that wants to see a progressive president. The Rethugs have run on solidifying their base, being who they are as strong as they can, and have won, for decades.
Dems should take the hint, and go progressive. They'd energize the base and actually win. As it is, everyone knows the Dems are right on the issues, but the Rethugs own everything and thus control the message.
In other news, some Rethug seriously and with no irony referred to Fox News as a ministry of truth. http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2008/08/26/politics/animal/main4385316.shtml
Indeed, I read that related story the other day :) I came away thinking, "Damn, I should read Nineteen Eighty-Four again!"
They're cautiously running on "change". If nothing else, this is an election (refreshingly) unlike any other we've ever seen. A first will occur: either a woman reaching higher than ever, or a black man doing the same. That gives me some hope.
But not enough, truth be told.